Listen up Southern California ladies! Will you be attending Love Your Body Day? It’s such an empowering experience, you have to be there! This year LYBD will be held October 21-23 in West Hollywood, California.
And the celebrity host is blogger, daughter to John McCain, and writer-Megan McCain.She will host Saturday’s event from 12-4 pm. Admission is free and the first 100 attendees get free gift bags!
The community event will include performances by various singers, actors, dancers, and spoken word artists. The pinnacle of the festivities is the “real women” fashion show where models will be flaunting the styles of various plus-size designers and retailers.
Organized by the National Organization of Women (NOW) Hollywood, this day is not just one day. It’s actually an entire weekend.
LYBD was launched in September of 1998 as a national day of action to speak out against advertisements and images of women that are harmful, offensive, disrespectful and demeaning. Each year, on Love Your Body Day, activists around the country say “no” to twisted beauty standards and hazardous advertisements by holding rallies, pickets, house parties, classroom discussions and more.
My friend Chenese Lewis, apositive body image and self-esteem advocate, is the current President of the Hollywood Chapter of NOW. She’s amazing! She invited me to speak on a panel this weekend, but I had already accepted an invitation to another event. I really wish I could be there. Because I can’t, I hope you can make it!
Take a look at the schedule below:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Lane Bryant presents
Love Your Body Day Celebration Party (view flyer)
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Westfield Culver City Lane Bryant
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
- A live DJ
- A free bra fit consultation
- Meet Richard Zielinski, Lane Bryant Techinal Design Designer
- Take 30% off any purchase
- Enter for a chance to win a $500 Lane Bryant Gift Card
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Love Your Body Day (Main Event)
12:00 – 4:00 pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente
West Hollywood, CA 90069
- Special Performances by:
- The Los Angeles Sparks Ole Skool Crew
- Erica Watson
- Body Image in the Media Panel Discussion
- “Real Women” Fashion Show
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Beyond Beauty and Body Image
Panel Discussion and Reception
2:00 – 5:00 pm
The Great Hall at Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Beyond Beauty and Body Image: Top bloggers and social media experts discuss what are the broader social and political consequences of our image driven culture?
- Racism, sexism, homophobia
- Political representation and leadership